ST. EUSTOCHIUS, BISHOP OF TOURS
WAS descended from an illustrious family of
Auvergne, and, according to Gregory of Tours, was a man of eminent
virtue. Being raised to the see of Tours after the death of St. Brice
in 444, he strenuously defended, in the council of Angers, the
privileges of the Church, which were invaded by a law of Valentinian
III., and had a principal share in drawing up the regulations made in
that council concerning discipline. He increased the number of
parishes in his diocess, and built in the city of Tours a church,
wherein he deposited the relics of SS. Gervasius and Protasius, which
St. Martin had received from Italy. He died in 461, and was buried in
the church built by St. Brice over the tomb of St. Martin; his name
occurs this day in the Roman Martyrology. See St. Gregory of Tours,
Hist.1. 2, c. 1 et 14,1. 10, c. 31. Baillet, on the 19th Sept. F.
Longueval, Hist. de l’Egl. Gall. t. 2, p. 77, et 114.